Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ghost Martini

It's Week two of Halloween Thirsty Thursdays!  Hope you all had a great week.  Look how cute this Ghost Martini cocktail is!  Bet you never thought a ghost could be sweet!  This drink is spookysweet, and yummy all at the same time!

Here's the instructions.

2 ounces Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1 ounce Godiva White Chocolate liqueur (you can sub white creme de cacoa)
2 scoops of very melty vanilla ice cream— almost pourable

Put ice into martini glass to chill. Put a handful of ice and all of your ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Remove the ice from the glass and pour. Garnish with a marshmallow ghost “Peep” or a dollop of whipped cream decorated with eyes and a mouth. You can use black sprinkles or candy for the eyes and mouth.

These are definitely the cutest Halloween drinks around.  Such a great recipe that you can concoct as your own festive creation! Have fun and Happy Thirsty Halloween Thursday!
(Recipe and photos by Martie Duncan of

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Caramel Corn on the Cob

I don't know about you, but I am definitely enjoying this Fall season!  I love getting into the Fall spirit by wearing sweaters, putting on my boots, and of course, eating fall inspired candy!

Take a look at these Caramel Corn Cob treats I received from Blair Candy for my review.  If you love caramel and popcorn, you are going to love this fall treat.

Blair Candy sweetly sent over two types of Caramel Cobs.  The Classic Caramel Cob and the Peanut Caramel Cob.  Both were absolutely great!  

Here's what I loved about them.  When first opening the package, I immediately smelled a potent caramel scent which was absolutely delicious!  When I tasted both of them, I was so surprised that my first bite was soft and chewy and not hard and crunchy, as popcorn usually tastes.  Such a shock, but I was loving it!  

The smooth treat was smothered in caramel and there was even a string of caramel that formed from my mouth to the cob to prove it!  YUM!  It almost tasted marshmallow-y because of the soft, chewy, and somewhat fluffy texture.  

The only difference between the Classic Caramel Cob and the Peanut Caramel Cob was of course, the peanuts!  The peanuts gave the Peanut Caramel Cob a bit more of a crunch, but still the same great taste!  If you are a peanut lover, I'd recommend the Peanut Caramel Cob.  If you are not a huge peanut lover, stick with the Classic Caramel Cob, and you will be in for quite the treat!  

It's such a cute idea and very festive for Fall.  Supply them at a Fall party, and your guests will be happily satisfied with these fun and unique treats.  Thanks to Blair Candy for another great product!

Happy Fall All!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Creepy Crawly Jello Shots

Happy Thirsty Thursday! This week marks the first of six weeks of Halloween Thirsty Thursday drinks!  So stay tuned from now until Halloween for the spookiest concoctions around.  We thought it would be fun to start off with Creepy Crawly Jello Shots.  That's right, Jello shots!  Nothing wrong with going big before going home right?

This fun, tasty, delicious, yummy recipe is perfect for you and your friends to enjoy during the, let's call it, Halloween season.

So get ready and start prepping! 
6 oz. Orange Jello (large package)
16 oz. Water (boiling)
6 oz. Water (cold)
10 oz. Vodka
Bag of Gummy Worms
Follow directions on box to make Orange Jello. Pour as much or as little vodka in with the water, depending on how strong you want these, but make sure it adds up to what the recipe calls for.  Place gummy worms in glass/cups before pouring in Jello.  Add Gummy Eyeballs into the mix while you're at it! Let sit and cool in refrigerator and serve a few hours later!

Who wouldn't want to cheers with their Creepy Crawly Jello Shots?  Happy Thirsty Thursday! The countdown to Halloween begins!

Photos & recipe courtesy of &

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Halloween Scaramallows

Now that it's officially Fall, you need to get into the Fall Candy Spirit!  Halloween is quickly approaching, which means everyone is figuring out their costumes and deciding what candy to consume and give out to the Trick-or-Treaters.  

One must have this Fall is the Halloween Scaramallows, by Truffle Truffle.  This awesome company was sweet enough to let me be an official taste tester of their products before the general public got to taste them.  So nice, and such a delicious opportunity!  

Here's what you need to know about Scaramallows.  First of all, they come in the cutest packaging, and would be a great Fall gift!  Second of all, they come in two delicious flavorsPumpkin Spice Caramels + Vanilla Bean Caramels in Milk Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate Caramel + Cinnamon Marshmallow in Dark Chocolate.

Scaramallows are truffles made up of the perfect combination of soft and fluffy with a chewy and hard goodness.   The different layers make it extra fun, with marshmallows mixed with a creamy, chewy caramel, and covered in chocolate.   They are the best treat for a cool, fall night.  They are not too rich, so it's the perfect bite size serving for one. 

A little more about the Pumpkin Spice Caramels + Vanilla Bean Caramels in Milk Chocolate 
-The marshmallow is orange and super festive.
-The taste reminded me of a S'mores mixed with a pumpkin spice latte.

A little more about the Milk Chocolate Caramel + Cinnamon Marshmallow in Dark Chocolate:
-The creamy, caramel taste, is extra tasty when mixed with dark chocolate.
-Yummy cinnamon-y taste, just like Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
-Cinnamon + Marshmallow + Chocolate = Heaven

They are both absolutely scrumptious and melt in your mouth!  If I had to choose, I'd pick the Pumpkin Spice Scaramallow as my favorite, but both were extremely divine!  You NEED to try them! Thanks to Truffle Truffle for sharing their amazing treat with me!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

Happy Thirsty Thursday! Who's ready for a cocktail? Now who's ready for a Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini?? I know I am! 

Chocolate is just amazing.  This cocktail is extremely chocolatey with a extra cherry bonus flavor!  If you are a chocolate and fruit lover, this drink is shouting your name right now.  Here's what you need to know to concoct this concoction. 

1 1/2 oz Cherry Vodka
1 1/2 oz Chocolate Vodka
1 ounce Creme de Cacao
1 1/2 oz Half & Half
Chocolate Syrup

Drizzle Chocolate Syrup inside the martini glass.  Pour a splash of grenadine into bottom of glass.  Mix all ingredients together and shake, shake, shake! Garnish with a cherry.

What's better than eating chocolate and getting your daily fruit intake at the same time? Absolutely nothing! So drink up, Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini style!! Happy Thirsty Thursday! 
Photo and recipe courtesy of &

Friday, September 9, 2011

Jelly Bean Wedding Cake

Ever seen a wedding cake like that before?  Such perfection! One cannot even see the frosting beyond the jelly beans.

Someone sent me this link for me to take a look at, and I knew I immediately had to blog about it!  But I wonder what flavor it is.  If it was Funfetti, I would have this as my wedding cake.  It would be so delicious!

If you are reading this, you probably have a sweet tooth.  So being a sweet tooth, would you have this cake at your wedding?  And what would you think if you saw this at a wedding?  I know I would think it was AWESOME!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Almond Joy Martini

It's finally Thirsty Thursday! Even though this week was a short week, it seems like it took so long to get to today huh?  Don't fret, wind down tonight with a Almond Joy Martini and all your problems will go away.

Although I wouldn't say Almond Joy's are my favorite candy bar, a coconut flavored drink is very tasty to me.  Every Halloween my siblings and I would separate and organize our candy and give the Almond Joys to our Dad because he absolutely loved them.

1 oz. Coconut flavored Rum
1 oz. Chocolate flavored Liqueur
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Chocolate Syrup
4 oz. Half and Half

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake!  Strain into glass and drizzle chocolate syrup on top

This is a wonderful dessert drink.  Very sweet, rich, and perfect for a sugary drink night if you are up for it!  This drink is referred to Booze Candy, and that's how you know it's good! Happy Thirsty Thursday!

Photo & recipe courtesy of &

Friday, September 2, 2011

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Do you love salty snacks and sweet treats?  If you are nodding your head to both, the next dessert your tummy needs is Chocolate Covered Potato Chip!  Quite the interesting combo, huh?  But trust me, your taste buds will be in for a real treat!

I had never heard of Chocolate Covered Potato Chips before recently tasting them.  I knew I needed to get my hands on some when I heard Asher's Chocolates carried them.  They were sweet enough to send me some to try, and sure enough, I loved them! 

They were slightly salty, crunchy, crispy, and super chocolatey!  One bite and your taste buds will immediately be ready for more.  They reminded me of a Kit Kat bar, with the same crispy crunch and chocolate taste, except these chips were a tad saltier.  

It's quite the combination and I'm sure most people aren't very familiar with the taste.  But just as everyone says, everything tastes better dipped in chocolate!  You need to try them ASAP!  They were even featured on the Food Network, so cool right!?  That's how you know they are good.  Thank you Asher's for sharing your wonderful treat!!  I definitely recommend these :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cake Batter Martinis

Happy Thirsty Thursday!  This past month was filled with a bunch of birthdays for my family, we basically partied all month long!  Even though the birthdays have all passed, there is no better better way to keep the celebration going than by drinking a Cake Batter Martini

Everybody loves Cake Batter ice cream.  I'm not too huge of an ice cream fan, but I do like Cake Batter.  And my favorite cake of all time is Funfetti.  YUM!  

This cocktail is for all of you Cake Batter lovers.  It tastes exactly like actual Cake Batter, and like the ice cream.  Bet you never considered drinking your Cake Batter, but now that time has come!  It's tasty, creamy, milk chocolatey, smooth, and delicious!  Just be careful, because the better a drink tastes, the more dangerous it becomes, so watch your consumption levels!

Just like all of the Thirsty Thursday drinks we feature, this is easy to make and easy to drink and easy to impress!  We just love simple and delicious and fun.  

1 1/2 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Whipping Cream

Coat rim of glass with a fine line of frosting.  Dip in sprinkles. Mix ingredients in shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake!  Pour into glass and enjoy!

Cheers to Thirsty Thursday!

Photos & recipe courtesy of